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Issue 31 - Introducing Navigate on Autopilot

Introducing 'Navigate on Autopilot' (official Tesla announcement)

From Tesla’s piece of news:

“Since introducing Software Version 9.0, Tesla owners with Enhanced Autopilot have driven tens of millions of miles to support the validation of Navigate on Autopilot, allowing us to collect performance and safety data at scale, based on real-world driving.

While initially the feature will require drivers to confirm lane changes using the turn stalk before the car moves into an adjacent lane, future versions of Navigate on Autopilot will allow customers to waive the confirmation requirement if they choose to.”

Read more: Tesla

Tesla Parts Catalog now open to the public

Tesla has opened their parts catalog which puts them at the same level than other major vehicle manufacturers. OP allhands says “I do wish they provided pricing outright and made ordering easier on the Tesla site. Other car manufacturers have made online ordering really easy in their parts catalogs.” But still, this is a big step for a better customer experience. Way to go Tesla!

Read more: Reddit

Model 3 software update

Two additions in this release:

  • Your M3 now supports key fobs (available to purchase in the Tesla store)
  • Regenerative braking has been improved (only for M3 RWD)

Model S software update

Here’s what’s new in the latest software update for Model S:

  • Navigate on Autopilot (Beta)
  • Viewing Application with Media Player Open

FSD upgrade price being grandfathered?

It seems that some Tesla owners who have purchased the FSD package after its price has been raised to $5,000 (previously $4,000) have been returned the difference without having requested it. We don’t know if this is something that is happening to everyone or if Tesla will continue doing it, but it’s nice that they are grandfathering the original price to at least some existing customers.

Read more: TMC Forum

Smart Summon (supposedly) coming up soon

Improved Summon / Autopark coming up soon. And “next year” (in Elon’s time ehem), Teslas will be able to find empty slots on a parking lot and park.

Read more: Twitter

Frunk or Treat!

We hope you all had a Happy Halloween! Thanks scott_vs for the cool pic!

What the acronym?

As Tesla fan I find myself sometimes having to remember what are all those acronyms, here is a list of the ones you can find in this issue.

  • OP - Original Poster
  • M3 - Model 3
  • RWD - Rear-Wheel Drive
  • FSD - Full Self-Drive

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